Only six of the creatures left, having been hunted by poachers in central and east Africa for their horns.
South America usually gets all the fanfare for discoveries of large dinosaurs, but Africa had some enormous dinos too, as evidenced by a new find this week. Continue reading →
The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants.
In honor of World Elephant Day, we take a look at some of the traits these amazing giants have in common with people.
Ebola has been detected in at least 10 different types of animals and researchers suspect even more could become infected with the deadly virus.
The growing push to clear forests for palm oil cultivation in Africa may spell doom for that continent's great apes. Continue reading →
Experts warn that the weight gain is contributing to infertility, which could be detrimental to the survival of the species in zoos.
The newbie, now called Macroscelides micus, is the smallest member of the scientific order Macroscelidea and sports a narrow, trunk-like snout.
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